The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the water, agrofood and renewable energy sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Rukia Yange - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Tanzania

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Eustakia Milimo Hamuchenje

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Zambia

YEP period 2020 - 2020, batch Tm2

YEP Role

I work as a Community Relations Officer, to assure the good communication between the company and the urban communities and with relevant organisations and institutions such as the local authorities, local health centres and non-governmental organisation (NGOs). I have company and project tasks as follows:


Company Tasks include amongst the others:

  • Collect and analyse socio-economic data on water and sanitation
  • Design and implement marketing, sensitise, educate and information campaigns and programs
  • Design and carry out customer satisfactory surveys

Project Tasks include:

  • Training Coordinator
  • Compiling monthly progress reports
  • Compiling quarterly progress reports
  • Organising monthly project meetings
  • Secretariat for the project meetings
  • Coordinating all theme leaders
  • Coordinating Peer to Peer visits
  • Preparing visitation programs for Short-Term Experts
  • Alignment of the project key performance indicators (KPIs) to the donor recommendations
  • Project monitoring and evaluation of the project activities against set KPIs


My sound and generalist training in Social Work studies has allowed me to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Community Mobilisation and Approach
  • Field Research
  • Communication Skills
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Projects
  • Dynamic Team Player
  • Advocate for Human Water Rights
  • Trainer of Trainers


Nationality: Zambian
Education: I am a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and certificates in psycho-social counseling and Trainer of Trainers


Experience before YEP

I am currently working as Community Relations Officer for Southern Water and Sanitation Company Limited and a training Coordinator for the WaterWorX Project (under Vitens Evidence International (VEI). The tasks are generally to work with the urban poor in implementing water, sanitation & hygiene programs/projects with specific tasks to contribute to program planning, implementation & evaluation of social projects activities with the aim of improving access & coverage to water & sanitation to the urban poor areas.


Worked for Chisekesi Rural Health Centre as a Psychosocial Counselor was doing Pre and Post counselling on HIV/AIDS testing, Sensitisation on health and nutrition matters to antenatal mothers, Facilitating at Youth Friendly Corner on Adolescent Reproductive Health.


I also worked for Matero After-Care Centre and Matero Main Clinic as a Social Worker Trainee was responsible for assessment and made recommendations over some cases of different clients and pre and Post counselling for HIV/AIDS voluntary testing respectively.


YEP Tailor-made


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